Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Federal Circuit: 6th Circuit
Shawnee State University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
Red Light Policies
Board of Trustees: University-Wide Policies- Unlawful and Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment 13-14Examples of hostile environment harassment may include, but are
not limited to:
Comments that are negative and consistently targeted at one gender, race,
or other Title VII category, or sexual orientation. ... Verbal conduct such as epithets; derogatory or obscene comments; slurs or
sexual invitations; negatively stereotypical jokes; propositions; suggestive,
insulting, obscene comments or other verbal abuse of a sexual nature;
graphic, verbal commentary about an individual's body, sexual prowess or
sexual deficiencies, race-based insults, intimidations, or ridicule. ... Visual conduct such as derogatory posters, photographs, cartoons,
drawings or gestures or other displays in the work place of sexually or
racially derogatory objects or pictures; transmitting or posting via electronic
or other medium defamatory, harassing, obscene or threatening messages
or any communications prohibited by law.
university community share a responsibility for maintaining an environment where actions are guided by mutual respect,
civility, and integrity.